Skiing & Snowboarding in Salem

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Varied terrain, breathtaking panoramic views, and 430 average inches of annual snowfall make Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort a destination for anyone ready to rollick in fresh powder. The mountain’s slopes hold enough acreage to keep skis busy for days—from gentle beginner runs to gated-access double-black-diamond terrain. Paths flanked by evergreens and cliff outcroppings keep even the most advanced snow bunnies on their toes, but most of the gradients are gentle enough for beginner and intermediate cruisers. The resort also features 140 acres of night skiing runs and up to 15 kilometers of groomed and set track along the nordic center’s scenic wooded trails and meadows. Snowboarders perfect their jumps and spins in six freestyle terrain parks with a 500-foot-long, in-ground SuperPipe, or guests who have never worn skis or are only accustomed to speeding downhill while being chased by a scorned paperboy might opt for a professional lesson.

After a long day on the slopes, visitors refuel at 10 onsite restaurants and bars. The fireplace-warmed lodge offers convenient daycare services with age-appropriate toys, computers, and arts and crafts.

8800 SE Sunnyside Rd

In her two-plus decades in the fitness industry, master trainer and owner of Miss Fit Adventures Nikki Becker has compiled a pretty impressive resume filled with certifications and specialties. But perhaps her most important attribute is her genuine desire to help others reach their goals.

Using the canyons, mountains, and rivers of the Pacific Northwest as her playground, Nikki along with the Miss Fit Adventures team leads fitness enthusiasts into the wild during rewarding outdoors experiences. The team also leads one-on-one training sessions and fitness classes under the sturdy roof of the Miss Fit studio in Portland, which keeps extraterrestrials from learning too much about human fitness routines.

1001 SE Water Ave

Play It Again Sports’s owner, Jackie Bauter, is a veteran of the sports-and-fitness industry since 1993. With his trained eye, Bauter curates a selection of new sports equipment to meet his customers’ needs within their price range. In addition to carrying new equipment for activities such as aquatic sports, soccer, baseball, skiing, and hockey. The store also rounds up home fitness equipment such as treadmills and elliptical trainers. Play It Again Sports buys customers’ gently used, brand-name equipment for cash, store credit, or a handful of magic beans, which the store resells it for about half the original price.

8101 NE Parkway Dr